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that spent a lot of time working on this issue. thanks for coming on this morning. good to see you. >> thanks, chuck. >>> president obama's optics problem dwindling diversity in his cabinet? first, we know you want it, the white house soup of the day. something i don't think jack lew will be eating today. loaded potato. we know what he has for lunch every day, that cheese sandwich. check out the website. we are still looking for the soup recipes. maybe you should submit them. send in your favorite soups. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. the
" for now. thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris: and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the vice president will see you now. today, at the white house, we've got the latest evidence the obama team is serious about changing the way we handle guns in this country. ahead of today's key meeting, the nra vice president -- ahead of today's meeting with the nra, vice president biden assured the country, action is on its way. >> there's got to be some common ground here to not solve any problem, but to diminish the probability of what we've seen in these mass shootings. >> there's a real tight window to do this. i've committed to him. i could have these recommendations to him by tuesday. >> recommendations hit the president's desk in five days. now is the time to get this done. the vice president recalled the recent tragedy as the driver for change. >> in all of my years involved in munitions, there has nothing that has peeked the consciousness of the american people, there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more
. >> the fact is they might find out who they're shooting is not president obama, but the american people. >> or the brand of the republican party. >> yeah, that's called a boom rang and the bullet hits you. chris and melissa, thanks. have a great weekend. happy new year to both of you. be sure to catch up with chris hayes saturdays and sundays at 8:00 a.m. followed by melissa harris-perry at 10:00 a.m. coming up, republican smack down. it's chris christie versus paul ryan facing off over sandy relief. and putting ideology over people. and nothing is certain except death, taxes and right-wing out rage at president obama's family vacation. we're breaking out our video tape tonight. plus, president obama's not so secret political weapon. joe biden, he's sealing deals and having a whole lot of fun on the hill. the tape everyone is talking about is coming up. >> hey, mom! >> hey. >> how are you? i'm joe biden. come on, mom. take a chance. ruin your reputation here. >> you're watching politics nation on msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporat
101 between poplar and highway 92 in san mateo. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> president obama says it is nation's interests for congress to promptly confirm his nominees for secretary of defense and cia director. but as cbs news reporter susan mcginnis reports, we should get ready for another battle up on capitol hill. >>> reporter: president obama announced his picks for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to get moving quickly on this. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is the nominee for secretary of defense. a former enlisted man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personally to america's troops. >> to this day, chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the s
. >> and again, officials say to come from president obama, that's it, end it right now. >> megyn: got it. thanks for being here, sir. >> thank you, megyn. >> megyn: see you soon. well, today we're learning of a high stakes family feud after someone slipped a lethal dose of cyanide to a man who won a million dollar lottery. told you about it yesterday. the battle that's now emerged between the wife, the brother and the son, as police look for a suspect in a whodunit with a seven-figure possible motive. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >> well, there's a dramatic new twist today in the murder mystery getting national attention as a feud now erupts between the relatives of the man who was murdered after he won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would c
a little less polarized than it has been in obama's first term. >> on that optimistic note, thank you, all. we look forward -- it's a good way to say happy 2013. we will be back. ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> now for our "what in the world" segment. the recent school shooting in connecticut looked like a tipping point in public consciousness. americans have been asking themselves tough questions. why does this happen so often and so
less polarized than it has been in obama's first term. >> on that optimistic note, thank you, all. good way to say it, happy 2013. >>> we will be back. him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. >>> now for our "what in the world" segment. the recent school shooting in connecticut looked like a tipping point in public consciousness. americans have been asking themselves tough questions. why does this happen so often and so much more in america than in other countries? what does gun violence say about us as americans and what measures can we put in place to stop it? i saw a splar bout of of soul searching in india. across the country tens of thousands of people took to the streets to express outrage over the rape and death of one unnamed
, paula, thank you. >>> president obama announce his pick to replace tim geithner at the treasury department. how jack lew's influence will impact your wallet. ali velshi has some thoughts. we'll chat next. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra tim
whatever president obama proposes will likely face major battle over gun control. >> tahman bradley in washington. thank you so much. >>> well, billions of dollars in flood aid may soon be flowing to victims of superstorm sandy. the president signed into law a bill that increases fema's borrowing authority. l lawmakers on capitol hill are set to vote on another payment of $51 billion to flood victims. >>> overseas, president bashar assad gave his first speech in months. he rejected calls to step down and tried to just fie his crackdown on government rebels. he outlined what he called a peace plan, including a new constitution. a state department official says he's detached from reality. >>> rescue teams are spending another day looking for the head of the famded missoni design house. >>> hillary clinton returns to her office at the state department today for the first time in a month. clinton was released from the hospital last week after being treated for a blood clot. before that, she came down with a stomach flu and suffered a concussion. her time as secretary of state is expecte
that will be announced on monday. >> pelley: michelle, thank you. we learned today that president obama will nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the new secretary of the treasury. he will be a key player in the coming battles over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. lew previously served as budget director, and he was an executive with the banking giant citigroup. now, any idea what this is? you could be seeing a lot of it. it is jack lew's signature which would appear on the bills in your pocket just like that unless he takes a penmanship lesson from tim geithner, whose signature looked like this until he became treasury secretary and made it legible. secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters today that she is thrilled to be back at work, but she said it is bittersweet because she will soon be stepping down. the secretary said she wouldn't call it retirement, just stepping off the very fast track for a little while. we'll tell you why some of baseball's biggest stars didn't make the hall of fame today. an interview on the lance armstrong investigation is making news. did the
to you in the studio. >> thanks, mike. >>> right now, president obama is meeting with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house and they are discussing several topics include what can the role of the u.s. will be in the country of afghanistan. what afghanistan will be when the war ends next year. this is the first time the two leaders have met face-to-face since president obama was re-elected. a news conference is scheduled for 1:15 this afternoon. you can watch it live right here on news4. we'll also stream it live on nbcwashington.com. >>> and the pentagon is bracing for another budget battle on capitol hill taking steps to prepare to deal with billions of dollars in cuts. defense secretary leon panetta is asking his department to brace for those cuts if congress fails to reach an agreement on a final spending plan. the defense department will start freezing civilian hiring and it plans to delay awarding some contracts. and hold off on some maintenance as well. the pentagon is facing nearly a half trillion in cuts over a decade. >> and inauguration day is now just ov
. >> thank you. cheryl: well, the next fight between congress and president obama will be over two controversial cabinet selections coming down in an hour from now. rich edson joining me from inside the beltway with the latest on the two picks from the president. rich? >> well, cheryl, the headline here, according to white house officials, senator chuck hagel, the former republican senator from nebraska, and the pick to lead the pentagon, and also the white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan to take over at the cia. republicans have issues with ahgel, departures made with the republican party when it comes to national security calling for direct talks with hamas, many republicans charge him as not being pro-israel enough. he did not support the iraq troops surge under president george w. bush's administration and defined the defense budget as bloated. that's the next fight in washington, military spending. >> the thing i love about chuck is that he will take on the legal corruption, the bloat, in the defense industry. he's going to be an advocate for the troops and the tax
in washington. wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama nominates chuck hagel to run the pentagon. calling him a leader our troops deserve. hagel's critics call him profoundly wrong on national security. also, we have new details about a horrifying night in colorado. a police officer cries as he describes a theater floor slippery with blood. >>> plus, a first look at proposed regulations that have would-be gun owners racing right now to buy guns. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with president obama setting the stage for a new fight here in washington. this time, other the national security team for his second term. the president's nominating the former senator chuck hagel, a republican, for defense secretary, and his counterterrorism adviser john brennan to direct the cia. at least one critic calls the hagel nomination an "in your face" pick. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's working the story for us. the president was effusive in his praise for hagel. >> p
tv. >> bill: you got it. 25 minutes after the hour. president obama got a white male problem a lot of people are saying today. indeed. "full court press." thank you for joining us. i don't think president obama -- i know president obama cares about diversity. certainly. just who he is. he knows how important it is. he knows how important it is that our government reflect the diversity of this great country. he's made a lot of efforts in that direction. let's not sell him too short. look at sonya sotomayor. look at alaina kagan. where are they? on the supreme court right. what gets me is the white house has dumbly, kind of -- it's just dumb of them to let themselves get in this position. they're smarter than that. look what they did to mitt romney. look what they did to john boehner. they should have seen this coming and they should have mixed it up here with a few good women, a few good people of color in some of these positions. peter, what's the world saying? >> lot of people talking about this. we're tweeting at bpshow. you can find us there. disagrees saying the president only
down to. gerri: thank you for coming on. appreciate your time. all right. does president obama have the authority to raise the debt ceiling without congress? will he tried to? our handwriting expert is digitalis about the most talked-about signature. will it end up on our dollar bill? can you read that? >> from that fox business studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis ♪ gerri: as the debt ceiling showdown, members of the financial services round table now headed by former gop presidential candidate temple in tay are urging congress to raise the debt ceiling. failure to do so will cause a wire. will republicans caved? always great to have you on this show. what do you make of this? these and other business leaders of this country who are saying, you have to raise that debt ceiling. >> a little hypocritical. these business leaders of the same ones to say we have to do something about our enormous debt, and what will cause a wire to our nation's finances continuing to go around borrowing a trillion dollars year after year after year. the phony issue, peop
. thank you. >>> when vice president biden suggest said some of his recommendations to president obama might include the president issues executive orders, a firestorm erupted. president obama, critics said, was overstepping his authority. the drudge report read the headline, white house threatens executive orders on guns. and look at the pictures. they show pictures of josef stalin and adolf hitler. lindsey graham weighed in as well. gun control by executive order could be a power grab that won't go down well. just today, newt gingrich told fox's greta van susteren that congress should act to block any executive order. they need congress to cut off money and say no money shall be spent to do this. newt gingrich has launched a new website. i spoke to him just a few minutes ago. mr. speaker, as you know, the white house is looking seriously at new gun control measures. they have talked about using executive orders, not to create new gun control laws, but to strengthen things like databases the fbi uses for background checks or getting states to share more information from criminal and m
forces hopes to make recommendations by the end of the month and president obama may act by executive order before congress. >> thank you very were. our time is 5:36. one of the newest city council members wants to use a controversial police tactic to get guns off the street, saying he supports strategies that include stop and frisk and says he thinks it will save lives. police have the authority to stop and frisk if they have real suspicions of breaking the law or if he is arm. officers take that practice too far stopping people if no other reason than the officer has a "hunch" or because of their age oration. a federal judge has ruled a similar program in new york city is unconstitutional. >> a vigil is planned in san francisco tonight to support the woman would was set on fire by her boyfriend. the 23-year-old starr lamare is expected to be in the hospital for several months for treatment of severe burns to her face and throat. police say she was doused with gasoline after an argument with her boyfriend outside a laundromat. members of the domestic violence group and bay area legal
viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the future u.s. military role in afghanistan was front and center today as president obama met with afghan leader hamid karzai. they reported progress in their talks, and said the pace of the security transition will be expedited. at their first face-to-face meeting since may, the leaders announced they're accelerating the handoff from u.s. and coalition forces to afghan troops. >> let me say it as plainly as i can-- starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission: training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment and another step toward full afghan sovereignty. >> in spring this year, the afghan forces will be fully responsible for providing security to the afghan people. and that the international forces, the american forces, will be no longer present in afghan villages. >> woodruff: afghanistan president hamid karzai has sharply complained that fighting in afghan villages is causing too many civilian casualties. and there've been other strains from koran burnings by american soldiers to deadly in
. >> as we watch, thank you for joining us. president obama will take the oath of office in 12 days and preparations are under way in washington. the stage is being construct and we just learned that beyonce, kelly clark son and james taylor will perform. beyonce will belt out the national anthem and the capital in 2009. the first lady and the facebook friend, nathan paige said congrats to beyonce and the first family. like us on facebook and let us know what you are most excited to see on inauguration day and the presidential inauguration to video games, the president's new gun task force will meet with video game makers this week and new research on how the games actually change your brain. that is straight ahead. >>> violent video games. with names like bullet storm, grand theft auto, mortal combat. splatter house. blood-soaked films out there. american psycho. natural born killers. >> natural born killeries in american psycho? has it been that long? since we had a conversation about gun control? >> all joking aside, violent movies and video games must be a part of the gun violen
for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> president obama and joe biden are on the verge of something big, bigger than anyone might have expected. that's next. [ coughs ] shh! [ coughs ] shh! [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] this feels cool. [ male announcer ] halls. let the cool in. my ex-girlfriend... 7th grade math teacher. who is this? that's pete. my... [ dennis' voice ] allstate agent. a "starving artist" has an allstate agent? he got me... [ dennis' voice ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance and you still get an agent. [ normal voice ] i call it... [ dennis' voice ] the protector. is that what you call it? the protector! okay. ♪ the allstate value plan. are you in good hands? >>> anybody who was up in newtown who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that something fundamental in america has to change. something has to work. and it is not enough for us to say this is too hard so we're not going to try. >> president obama vowing to take action on gun control to prevent another newtown-like tragedy. he appointe
. >> all right. we're going to have to leave it there. thank you, gentlemen. steve forbes, thank you. >>> meanwhile, president obama's new cabinet appointees are starting to show a major shift to the left. that's my view. okay? let's start with chuck hagel replacing leon panetta. i fear hagel is going to dismantle the whole department of defense. we're talking about jack lew who is certainly further to the left of tim geithner. mr. lew is a government lifer. and john kerry well to the left of hillary clinton who was also recorded as rather hawkish as a senator. now hilda solis is resigning. not sure what that means, but as the president's moving further to the left in his second term. not a centrist. let's bring back karen finney, columnist for the hill. guy benson, and mark simone. guy, i think these appointments, all three of them, particularly, particularly hagel at defense, show a move to the left. what's your take? >> sure, i mean, of course they do, the president's a lefty, that's who he is. and now that he never has to face voters again, i think we'll see his administration dr
is and always will be mine, i will always be proud to fight for no matter what the cost. thank you. [applause] >> earlier today, president obama held a joint press conference with afghanistan's president. they discussed the progress of the war, additional equipment for the afghan military and the withdrawal of u.s. troops at the end of the year. we will show the press conference tonight. and opponents of the guantanamo bay prison discuss the 2012 defense bill that bars the transfer of detainee's from the detention center. it has been in operation for 11 years and was established how the cult terrorism suspects in afghanistan. you can watch it at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span [applause] -- c-span 2. the discussion is about 25 minutes. >> i will have to focus on a chinese proverb, one i have not seen before. thank you very much for coming out tonight. i will thank the standing committee and all the work she does. i want to thank all of you for getting up early. i will spend a few minutes this morning talking about the goal of the national security lawyer. and the unique position that the division
report." thank you for joining us. don't forget to record the show if you cannot get his life. have a great night. we will see right back here tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president obama opening new fronts today in his campaign for broad gun control, a campaign that gun owners and advocates consider an outright assault on the second amendment. we learned today, that president obama is considering taking action through the use of his power of executive order, and at least one governor may consider confiscating guns from citizens in his state. here is vice-president biden telling reporters that the obama administration is preparing for unilateral action on gun-control . >> going to act. executive order, executive action can be taken. we have not decided yet, but we are compilingwith the help of the attorney-general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. lou: at the state level, new york governor andrew cuomo proposing what he calls the toughest assault weapon ban the nation. thdemocratic governor suggesting that th
going to the doctor for influenza type illnesses although last season was a mild flu season. >> thank you, molly. turning now to washington as we learn more about president obama's choice for the next defense secretary. fox news learned he could nominate senator chuck hagle for the post as early as monday. and of james rosen has more. >> good evening. white house sources cautioned no decision has yet been made on the top pentagon spot but cue democratic sources told us that chuck hagle, the two-term senator from nebraska is likely to be nominated earlier next week. he opposed the surge in iraq and toured the mideast with candidate obama in 2008. he's assured rough sledding in confirmation hearings. marco rubio said he may block the nomination unless hagle withdraws his opposition to the embargo against cuba. and his baching at the designation of hezbollah has a terrorist group. then there are the remarks he made to mideast diplomats. the jewish lobby in tim dates a lot of people up here on capitol hill, he told miller in a 2006 interview, adding i'm not an isreali senator, i'm a unite
. >> the biden tack forts hopes to make recommendation by the end of the month and president obama may act before congress by executive order. kristen and eric? >> thank you very much. >> do you feel cold yet? the temperatures are going to dip, mike? >> everywhere. we are going for have freezing temperatures and possibly even in san francisco that is how cold the air mass is going to be. a very dry forecast as far as cold fronts. we have scattered showers in the forecast we could get fromming in to .1" rain today and tomorrow. can see it is clean outside, a lost cloud cover showing up on live doppler 7 hd but no radar returns yet. to the north the showers are coming from, and we will give you plenty of notice before they get to your neighborhoods today. temperatures in the upper 30's and low 40's inland and low-to-mid 40's at the bay shore and the cost. san francisco is the warm spot at 47 degrees. gilroy is cooler at 39 degrees. scattered showers the next two days. frosty nights through the weekend and another chance of a scattered showers saturday but it will not have any effect on the game but
battle will most certainly be whose face gets to be on it. obama? boehner? or maybe bieber. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >>> that is our broadcast on a tuesday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> right now at 6:00, who is the man behind the barge? new details about the tanker crash at the bay bridge and the pil pilot's checkered history. >> reporter: and in san jose we may soon see more curbside dining outside. i'll tell you why it may cost the city nothing. >>> surgery suspended the problem left in the east bay hospital scrambling this afternoon. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. it could have been disastrous. everyone is having trouble understanding how it exactly happened. tonight federal investigators are joining the probe into what's being now called a major incident. an oil tanker hitting the bay bridge for the first time -- excuse me, for the
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's on stands. it's been selected as washingtonian of the year. quite an honor. >> thank you very much. >> you have to buy the magazine. >> with obama on it. >> it's a classic. >> if you see this magazine, it's not me, but i am inside. >> it's a great story to tell, too. congratulations. >> thank you very much. you've done us proud. >> congratulations, liz. >>> still to come on "news4 at 4," the game at fedex field. coming up, a look at the team's quarterback. >>> and mother/daughter bond between hillary and sgro welcome back, everybody. at 4:30. >>> idaho senator michael crapo says it was the first time and his last he will ever get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. he apologized in alexandria today after pleading guilty to drunk driving. senator crapo loses his driving privileges for a year, but avoids jail time if he stays out of trouble. >> we could be at the start of one of the worst flew seasons on record. cases have taken a huge jump in just the last week. 41 states say they have major outbreaks. >>> weather is not helping out. cold weather this weekend. prepare to bundle up. >>
situation room" with wolf start right now. >>> brooke, thanks. president obama as the president's inner circle. also, the fierce spread of the flu across the united states and now a shortage of a critical medicine used to treat it. >>> plus, prominent voices lending support to an unlikely idea of a trillion dollar coin. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> judgment, integrity, and friendship all cited by president obama as he nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay carney has said that the president believes diversity is important and he's highlighted that there are a number of women serving in the white house and in the administration and indeed there are, wolf, and there
continues with wolf blitzer's coverage. >>> thank you very much, president obama about to make a major cabinet nomination. i'm wolf blitzer in washington, and this is a cnn special "newsroom" coverage of the president's announcement. it happens about 30 minutes from now. president obama will nominate his chief of staff over at the white house, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary to replace timothy geithner. the surprise is certainly no -- the choice i should say certainly no surprise. lew is is a trusted member of the president's tight inner circle. prior to his job as chief of staff, the 57-year-old served as director of the of of management and budget -- of the office of managements and budget. he worked to oversee the budget of the entire federal government. we have a full house to bring you all the details on the nominee. the challenges ahead for him, for the country. our wheel political analyst, gloria borger is here, kate baldwin, as well, brianna keilar at the white house. our chief business correspondent, ali velshi, joining us from new york. let's start with gloria fir
jersey. jon: shannon bream with more on that controversy. thank you. jenna: the obama administration is close to announce a pick to replace treasury secretary timothy geithner. so goes the musical chairs of who is going to be in the president's cabinet. jack lew is the likely nominee. if he picks lew it could set the stage for another contentious confirmation battle. is there any other kind these days, mike emanuel? it seems like everybody that is being picked with the sepgs of senator kerry looks like a tough battle on capitol hill tell us a little bit more about this. >> reporter: good afternoon to you, as you look the at recent nominations these people are all obama people and jack lew has served this president as director of the office of management and budget and white house chief of staff. we are told it is all but a done deal for jack lew to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. lew has become a favorite of the president because he has sharp knowledge of the federal budget and his style is no drama. his confirmation would likely be taking place during some bruising b
will stay on this. thanks. >>> we turn to the showdown in washington over president obama's nominee for secretary of defense. a senior administration source confirming it will be former republican senator chuck hagel. the announcement could come as early as tomorrow. one senator already calling this an in your face move. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: as the president returns from hawaii, senior fishlgs tell abc news he will nominate former republican senator has chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. >> chuck hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking, i believe, on most issues regarding foreign policy. >> reporter: today republicans raised red flags, continuing a campaign against chuck hagel. >> chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> reporter: democrats too have been cold to hagel, a social conservative. republicans complain about his stand on affingts afghanistan -- that we went beyond our mission. and his opposition to the surge in iraq, saying it -- >> represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam if it'
is just the beginning. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. today president obama nominated a uniquely qualified candidate to be secretary of defense. former senator chuck hagel, republican out of nebraska, puts country over party, and is a true independent, an independent thinker who will speak his mind. maybe that's why the republicans are crying foul. president obama nominated senator hagel despite early attempts by hagel critics to sideline the nomination. the president praised hagel for his impressive credentials. >> he is an american patriot. he enlisted in the army and volunteered for vietnam. as a young private and then a sergeant, he served with honor alongside his own brother. when chuck was hit by shrapnel, his brother saved him. when his brother was injured by a mine, chuck risked his life to pull him to safety. >> and there is much more. hagel is a decorated combat veteran and would be the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense, as well as the first vietnam veteran to take the post. hagel served on the senate foreign relations commit
report." thank you for joining us. have a great night. we'll see you record tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening. president obama today moving @%ward a complete overhaul of his national security team. the president announcing that he is nominating former nebraska senator jack cable, a republican, to replace outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. the obama administration homeland security -- rather national security adviser nominated to become the next central intelligence agency director, taking of the poster designed by general david patraeus after his affair with his biographer was disclosed. appointments follow the president's december 21st nomination of senator john kerry to replace hillary clinton as the secretary of state. the president is considering a new job for ambassador to the united nations susan rice. may become the next national security advisor if all the appointments are confirmed. we will have carried out an almost total revamping of his national security team. >> confident that judge will be an outstanding secretary of defense and brennan will be an outstanding director of t
it was announced that all troops could be out by 2014. this morning, president obama meets with afghanistan's president. we'll be back. >>> thank you is the last day of meetings for vice president joe briden's gun task force. he says he will have a list of proposals ready for the president by tuesday. the nra was in a meeting with vice president biden on yesterday. but after that particular meeting of course the gun lobby said, quote, we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. >>> the judge overseeing a preliminary hearing in the colorado movie theater shooting says the case can go to trial. judge william sylvester says there is enough evidence against james holmes for last summer's massacre in aurora. he faces up to 160 counts for allegedly killing 12 people and injuring others and is due back in court today for an arraignment. >>> afghan president hamid karzai has a meeting with president obama at the white house in just a for you hours. they will discuss the role that
. >> thank you. >> a new report finds the obama administration spent almost $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. that's more than it's spending on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. a nonpartisan research group, the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. it found spending last year was 15 times greater than in 1986. >>> chris christie's approval rating surged but he's getting criticized by the senate leader who say he may have prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons and their families and six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >>
.gov. jon? >> jon: shannon bream, thank you. >> um-huh. >> jon: new signs the obama administration may have gone after terror suspects abroad without rights to due process. it's a very controversial case and many details are still stop secret. fox news has learned authorities arrested three suspects last year in the small african nation of gentleman beauty. u.s. agencies agents say the men may have ties to operation in somalia. the lawyers spent months in jail without knowing the charges against them. now they are facing trial here in the united states. catherine herridge is live in d.c. for us. catherine, what else do we know about these suspects? >> well, jon, the men are alleged members of the somali terrorist group al shabaab. secret interrogations overseas only became public when documents were unsealed and men briefly appeared in brooklyn court last december. >> the appropriate venue is not to take somebody involved in a civil war in east africa and bring them to the eastern district of new york to be prosecuted in a criminal court. >>' savitt says there is no evidence that his client
recent problems. >>> hamid karzai set to meet with president obama about the future of his country. he already said who he blames for the corruption and militant violence in afghanistan. he blames us. thank you, closeman. we'll be right back. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart, i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differely. >> shepard: secretary of state hillary clinton is back to work today after a series of serious health problems that handed her in the hospital. according to the state department, secretary clinton first took time off after a stomach virus and dehydration spar
, thank you so much. this just in, sources are telling our own mike emanuel that president obama is expect today nominate john brennan to be the next director of the cia. we're told that this could happen as early as tomorrow. brennan spent about 25 years at central intelligence agency before serving as president obama's counterterrorism and homeland security advisor at the white house, and more information as soon as we get it. >> the next act in gerard depardieu's role as a russian citizen. he was welcomeded by putin and the expatriate was greeted as a hero in a town east of moscow offered an apartment for free. it's not clear where he intends to settle down. his decision to flee his homeland was prompted by the proposed supertax on millionaires. let's do fox fast forward looking ahead to big stories coming up this week. sources telling fox news, president obama will official nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary tomorrow. if confirmed, hagel would replace defense secretary leon panetta and a suspects in a deadly colorado movie massacre returns it court and
, in fact, it would have gone a long way for the republicans if president obama, rather than taught them basically said, with he know how hard it is and thank you? >> i think it would have gone a long way, no the only for the republicans. i think it would have gone a long way for president obama. listen, deb, we are just at the beginning of this. we have four more long years. he has a legacy he wants to build. he is going to have to work with republicans. it works better when you try to invest in building relationships and you put some capital and time and resources, real resources, in viinvestigating a building relationships in congress. that's what bill clinton did. that's why he was able to get things done. that's why i hope president obama does in this second term. not only with republicans. he needs to build relationships with a lot of the democrat leaders in congress who complain bitterly and continuously. >> we have to wrap it up. let's just leave it at this. both sides have a lot of work to do to try to restore trust. i think that's what the american people probably are eager for
. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: as unemployment, growth and budget concerns continue, the man who will lead president obama's new economic team was formally nominated today. the announcement came this afternoon, the latest in a series of major cabinet changes. >> one reason jack has been so effective in this town is because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than t.v. cameras. >> brown: with that, the president introduced his nominee to be the next secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domes
troops when they come home from here on out, welcome home. [ applause ] welcome home! welcome home! thank you! we appreciate you. welcome home. >> president obama speaking to vietnam veterans last may. the president there reflecting on the fact that it took this country more than a decade to finally say welcome home to vietnam veterans after they came home from serving in that war. lack of respect and appreciation shown to vietnam veterans by civilians during the war and after that war is a mistake that the country i think now is fairly unified in trying not to repeat. but vietnam is not so far in the past, though, that you can just fix that problem by promising never to do it again and by promising to do it better the next time. we've got long and unpopular wars under way like we do now. it's also a contemporaneous sign of respect for vietnam service, that veterans of that war are holding positions of leadership, and that their combat experience is being heralded as part of what makes them qualified as leaders and trustworthy as public servants. it's not just about not making that mistak
by the organizer of the senate to keep quiet. >> thank you, everybody. >> president obama and president karzai will participate in a joint news conference this afternoon. >> richard wolffe, i'm sure that's going to be the fun. here's this guy that we've kept alive for a decade. >> 13 years in power. >> and he attacks us all the time. our young men and women dying in afghanistan. and then he will talk to us in a nasty way and talk about joining the taliban. >> you think politics in kabul are easy? >> of course not. i think it's pretty easy for us, though, to make the right decision and get the hell out of there. we should have done it four years ago. >> and he will be on the first helicopter out after the american troops leave. >> and that's the hypocrisy. they claim oh, you americans, you're over here. you know, you're occupying us. you need to leave. they're the last ones that want us to leave. they're the ones that are privately asking us to stay. >> what is the american role here? you know, we've done nation building for 13 years and counterterrorism. what is the right national security pos
of virginia so i say that a lot. >> thank you for coming. jefferson question and an obama question. when jefferson's time camelot of new territory into the united states the question of whether it would be slave or free, what were the political factions that were tugging at jefferson and what political considerations ultimately led to his decision whether the new territory with the slave or free anti obama question, he talked about the president has -- what do you say to him? >> i have never been invited so i don't know. bob carroll, we look alike. as i like to say to bob, my guys died along time ago. it is a great question. jody kantor has been riding on this. what i have heard about obama is like all presidents you get behind that desk which is an unparalleled experience as president kennedy said to david herbert donald one day, the great historian, donald comes in, one of those rankings of presidents came out, kennedy didn't like it and he said no one, he pointed at his desk, no one has the right to judge anyone, even for james buchanan, who hasn't sat at that descant seen what he has
term we could see a less cautious obama and nominating someone who is openly gay or african-american justice or first asian justice. that would be exciting to consider. >> jennifer: it will be exciteing to see. thank you so much. we love having you inside "the war room." now you know what would make almost everything we just talked about a whole heck of a lot easier? filibuster reform. that story is next. it's one you'll only find in "the war roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc columnist and four time emmy winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. >>liberal and proud of it. >> jennifer: senate majority harry reid wants filibuster reform so he he can confirm appointments without a single lone senator threatening to bring the whole chamber to a halt. in recent years they have perfe
in the sky. >> we have something to hooe for. before it lands on us again. lou: thank you brit. >> happy new year. lou: up next, when president obama said immigration is a priority, he thinks that congress does not need to worry its pretty little head over that. we'll tell you about the president's latest immigration decision, the empireious presidency takes full form. and the 112 congress at a low bar for the new session of congress to meet, and 112 leaves a few lessons on behavior to be avoided, next, stay with us. ♪ lou: the house and senate swore in new members today and brought in the old ones, the 113 congress under way for its starts. it will go down as the least productive in modern history and the least popular ever. over the past two years the 100th congress passed about 220 bills. can you imagine? that's 220. let's put that in perspective. more than one-third fewer than the 111th. and half of the number passed by the hundred and tenth. this is great. for each of these, 40 of them more about renaming post offices. you don't even know how many of these post offices will be around
for those victims of this storm. lester? >> all right, kelly, thank you. >>> also on the hill today, it became official. president obama won the election back on november 6th. but it wasn't until today that a joint session of congress counted the electoral votes and confirmed the result. obama 332, mitt romney 206. our chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd is reporting tonight that the president is expected to nominate chuck hagel for defense secretary early next week after his return from vacation in hawaii. he also reports the white house knows it's going to have a confirmation fight on its hands if hagel gets the nod to replace leon panetta. hagel has strong supporters in the senate. there has also been strong opposition to him on both sides of the aisle. >>> the senior snow r senator from idaho, mike crapo is losing his license for a year after pleading guilty today to a charge of drunk driving in virginia. the arrest two days before christmas surprised a lot of people because crapo is a mormon and had said he didn't drink. today he apologized, admitt
, that's great. thank you, ladies. >>> president obama is holding only two official balls this time around. they are expected to attract about 40,000 people. if you're going to one of those, or an unofficial ball, holly morris is getting you ready. she's checking out fashions this morning live in northwest. oh, another pretty dress. hey, holly. >> reporter: do you recognize this dress by chance, tony? >> oh, boy. did michelle obama wear that? >> reporter: yes! that's exactly right. this is the exact dress she wore when she gave her speech at the democratic convention. you can rent it for $75. and that is the beauty of rent the runway, which has a popup show room here at the living social building where we are live and where george worrel is joining us, celebrity stylist. when you have so many choices -- why was this a wonderful choice for the first lady? >> because it flowed, accentuated her shape. it made her look fabulous. was a beautiful color when she walked out, you were like, wow. make-up, her hair. her arms. >> reporter: i know. i feel like i should flex wearing this dress. >
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. >> eric: absolutely. thank you for your service, sir. kimberly, you're up. >> kimberly: that is a nice story involving the medal of honor. president obama is going to award the medal of honor on february 11, 2013 to a staff sergeant, former active duty staff sergeant that served in afghanistan. he was in the bravo troop third squadron, 61st cavalry regimen. he is the fourth living recipient of the medal of honor for his actions taken in iraq. congratulations to his family. thank you for your service. >> eric: thank you for your service. >> andrea: remember the picture we talked about taken in the white house of obama surrounded by all white men that have some on the l going s. >> look at the picture they released today. president obama, looking at the wop going who the heck are you? look, he has a lot of women in the white house. i got to say i think he is criticized unfairly. he has done a good job of stocking his cabinet and the administration and his campaign with a lot of women. so i actually have to be fair there. you can say a lot about him. he is not diverse is untrue. he is not
'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. are we seeing president obama's big power grab? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. have you noticed subtle change in the president's demeanor? he was always a cocky guy. now he has a new edge to him. almost dismissive of opposing points of view. example on the gun control issue where the president will have a very hard time in the house. vice president biden said this. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders or executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. but we are compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members. as well as legislative action, we believe, is required. >> bill: so what mr. biden is really saying is that the president is willing to use an executive order on a constitutional issue like guns. very dicey. of course that would be challenged in court but a decision could take years. in fact, the left in america has embarked on a ferocious antigun campaign basically telling every democrat, hey, you better support gun contro
and consumption. >> kristen welker. honolulu. kristen, thank you so much. we'll check in with you later. >>> one piece of good news for president obama from the victory in 2012, it's officially in the books. the election that dominated the airwaves finally came to a close friday when a joint session of congress led by vice president joe biden confirmed the 332 lech ral votes for president obama. so who will be the next lawmaker to receive that same honor? joining me now, brian bointler and amy stoddard from the hill. thanks for coming in on a saturday. amy, let me start with you. a few weeks ago, this conversation was all about hillary clinton, but there are other names making news right now. let's start with a man we just saw, america's happy warrior, vice president joe biden had a good week. age might be a factor, though, but can we discount the role he's played in the most important fiscal deal of the last few years? >> no, we can't, and i think he's underrated. i think he's underappreciated. he is the subject of many jokes as everyone knows. >> he's had one or two, but he has clearly been ju
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reaction be to this? i'm going to say optimistic and hope they'll do the right thing. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> hagel for defense chief. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. let me start tonight with president obama. this country's commander in chief. start with that fact, will you? he's done a pretty good job of doing it, don't you think? well, the commander in chief said today he wants a former veelt nam enlisted guy to be his secretary of defense. a guy who can't walk through the airport metal detector and not get reminded of the shrapnel he took. the president wants chuck hagel to be in that position. hagel long ago proved he's got the harlt. i do recognize their tactics. they're the same ones they used to push the war in iraq. they say they don't like something he said, hagel did, 14 years ago about a gay man being put up for ambassador. i don't like it either, but, a, it was 14 years ago, and, b, i don't think it's got anything to do with why the hawks are opposing him. since when is the right wing of this country so caring for gay rig
, their position. karzai is in an awfully hard position. obama is too. this is not going to be a pretty chapter in our history, you know, at all. >> it is, indeed. former assistant secretary of state p.j. crowley, thank you, as always, for your time and expertise, my friend, and thank you to our panel here in new york. david wood, maggie haberman, karen finney, benjamin wallace wells. that is all for now. see you back here tomorrow noon eastern, 9:00 a.m. pacific when i'm joined by eric dyson, ryan rim, the nation's katrina, and bloomberg business week's josh green. until then, find us at facebook.com/now with alex. andrea mitchell reports is coming up next. andrea, i second you my condolences on last night's game and rg3's knee. >> it is a hard day for redskins fans. redskins nation. thank you, alex. coming up live this hour, president obama is about to nominate chuck hagel as defense secretary and john brennan to head the cia. we'll have the announcement just a few moments from now. plus, chuck todd, tom pickering, and one of his chief opponents, senator john cornin. chris alissa, and michael
. if barack obama really want us to feel better he should demrever better government. host: thanks caller. guest: the caller is from connecticut and i went to the coast guard academy in connecticut and they had some money in the sandy supplemental to rebuild some of the buildings there. so i do understand. i -- certainly -- one he said how speaker boehner held up the bill. i think he held up the bill because of the challenges in his own conference and the fact they just voted for the fiscal cliff bill and a minority bill of the conference voted for the fiscal cliff and the last thing he wants to do is pass another $60 million bill and one that won't pass with a majority. that said, i think he is right we can't i ford business as usual. he also mentioned all the of the people trying to request this. unfortunately, a lost this started out in the administration's request and the president's request. also, we were one of the first to be publishing databases of all the earmarks and all the spending bills so it is certainly something that transparency and accountability are critical issues and
on the floor show today. >> thank you. cheryl: all right. president obama announcing today jack lew as his nominee for treasury secretary. rich edson is standing by at the white house with the latest including the slew of comments about lou, if you will. rich? >> reporter: that's right, plenty of that already, cheryl. it is up to the united states senate whether or not to confirm jack lew. the white house is selling this as a transition. that, by the way, is construction for the or parade here, the inaugural parade, if you heard the loud crash. the transition that you have now from really a rescue job that treasury secretary geithner was asked to do at the beginning of the administration now to one of budgeting. jack lew, the budget chief in the clinton administration, in the obama administration in the white house is basically saying that's why they chose him, the mastery of the federal budget. >> jack knows that every number on a page, every dollar we budget, every decision we make has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation. our values. the values that say everybody gets a
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: that is incredible. >> not a lot more you can squeeze out of that. >> martin thank you. >> thank you. neil: individual good. >> why critics say that obama administrationa new immigration push is all about getting more voters. i look up to a lot of the older heads, you know, the innovators, the heads of the art movements of the past. they kept it really edgy, and, like, a lot of the latin american muralists d the latin american artists, their styles are very unique and new to their time, you know, somewhat controversial, but that's who i look up to mainly. personally, i'm very excited about going to college. it's something new, and it's something different than what i'm used to. i'm definitely going to be a little out of my element, but that's what makes it so exciting is that, you know, it's something fresh. well, there's so many opportunities that i think i could miss out on if i didn't go, you know. getting into college takes planning and vision. you know, it's just like when i take a brick wall and turn it into a canvas for my art. painting's helped me realize i've got what it takes. ne
situation room." >>> brooke, thanks very much. new plans for ending the war in afghanistan. president obama meets with the afghan president hamid karzai. the white house looks at the connection between video game and gun violence as battle lines form in the looming fight over gun control. >>> and a new report on the flu. we now have a clearer picture of where this epidemic stands. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's the longest war in u.s. history and now we're learninging new details about how president obama intends to end it for the united states. after meeting with hamid karzai at the white house, the president said the u.s. will probably be able to speed up, to accelerate plan troop withdraws. some americans will remain, presumably, their role, though, potentially becoming clearer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us. breakdown for us what came out of this meeting. >> reporter: wolf approximate, the main headline is afghan forces taking over control from u.s. forces and that was from president obama and president karzai, that is set to take pla
and rick and dustin and rick. i am john scott. thanks for watch we'll see you again next week. >>. >> gregg: fox news alert on one of the top national security jobs in the administration, fox news is learning that president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the announcement expected tomorrow. that setting up a contentious hearing in the u.s. senate. under scrutiny for both sides of the aisle with his positions on israel and iran. more in the developing newscast. >> gregg: hello. i'm gregg jarrett. glad you are with us, welcome to a brand-new hour. >> jamie: i'm surprised. i'm jamie colby. great to have you here, too. topping the news this hour, brand-new battle on congressional leaders take to the airwaves with different ideas thousand solve the massive debt crisis. our political panel has fair and balanced debate ahead. >> gregg: caught on tape, a massive brawl involving 200 teenagers and rather unfortunate shoppers and salespeople caught in the middle. >> jamie: plus disgraced cyclist lance armstrong our legal panel weighs if th
doocy, thank you so much. >> there's a whole lot of reaction continuing to president obama's nomination of chuck hagel for secretary of defense. >> krauthammer says he thinks it give as preview of the second term and vision for the defense department. >>> i think what is happening in the second term obama is going to show who he really is. remember when he said to the soviet president after the election i will be more flexible which means he can be more of who he wants to be. number one item is cut down defense, the defense department. leon panetta said the cuts were supposed to go into effect on january the 1st and have now been delayed for a month. if they went into effect he gave i wanted indications he might resign on principal because he cannot carry it out. when hagel was asked he said the defense department is bloated and needs to be paired down. he is prepared to do the dismantling obama wanted to do never admitted he wanted to do but would be carried out in a second term. >> when discussing iran he said describing hagel as being soft is an under statement. what's going on with
and irresponsible not to pay bills that are due. >> jamie: thanks, molly. >> gregg: president obama signing that $9.7 billion super storm sandy aid bill into law. it increases the federal emergency management agency's borrowing. fema had warned it would run out of funds if congress didn't step in to help soon. a larger and more comprehensive aid package still in the air. john boehner voting to on it next week. >> jamie: a rare public appearance of assad addressing torn nation. for first time in six months. leland vitter has more. >> this speech is a combination of the same old, same old, all the rebels are terrorists. we're going to continue to fight and win this war, but it also provided a little bit of diplomatic cover not only for the syrians but also for their allies so the russians can now say, look, assad offered a peace plan and rebels won't talk. they would call it optics and they are important here. assad trying to get control live on state tv. a reminder that a large number of syrians support him especially among the upper class. despite offers for negotiation he was clear he has no inten
>>> bottom of the hour now welcome back everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for starting your morning with us. here are five stories we are watching this morning. >> sources tell cnn that president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. hagel is a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called hagel a patriot who is doing an outstanding job as a member of the white house intelligence advisory board. but critics have noted that hagel has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >> venezuelan officials say president hugo chavez has a severe lung infection and is, quote, fighting for his health right now. despite rumors the 58-year-old won't be able to be inaugurated to his fourth term next week, vice president nicholas medoro says his runningmate can always take the oath at a later time. >>> and take a look at this. this is the picture that was posted to facebook and appears to be a passenger restrained with duck tape and zip ties. it's f
talking about this. thanks for being here. great to see you. as we mentioned president obama and president karzai will hold a joint news conference at 1:15 p.m. eastern time. we're going to bring it to you live right here on msnbc. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? >>> jack knows every dollar on a page and decision we make has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation, our values. >> not so fast, mr. president, just when you thought it would
country. >> john: please stay here, and we'll welcome joe williams, sam seder, thank you, gentlemen, great to have you. let me put it out to you. what do you think sam and joe do you think the g.o.p. option opposition to hagel the same as against obama he's soft on iran? >> it's partly that. there is also maybe perhaps some resentment towards hagel for being a little bit of a natural genuine maverick. i'm a he not saying that coincidentally, but this is the republican party trying to set upup the parameters of what the oh obama foreign policy is going to be in the years to come. they're concerned that the obama administration is going to start to take a more stringent line with israel, and frankly to israel's benefit in my estimation. so i think this is as much about precluding where they see the obama administration going as it is about this nomination. >> john: and that he wants to change the pentagon on an constitutional level. joe, your thoughts? >> well, my thoughts, yes that's exactly right. he's going to change the pentagon as an institution because as a former senator he knows the
. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 8:15. the next nomination president obama is expected to make is white house receive of staff lack lieu to replace geithner. in if he's confirmed lieu's first priority would be to work with congress to raise the debt ceiling and the president would need to find a new chief of staff. >>> a federal court has approved additional severence pay for dozens of former military servers who are gay and lesbians who were discharged under the don't ask, don't tell law. this covers 180 veterans who received only half their separation pay. don't ask/don't tell was repealed last fall. >>> it will be late march before the u.s. supreme court hears arguments on two same-sex marriage cases. arguments on proposition 8 which bans gay marriage, will be heard on march 26th. the court will hear the challenge to the federal defense of marriage act the next day. doma makes it so salt lake city marriages are not recognized -- so same-sex marriages are not recognized under any laws and allows states to ignore same- sex marriages performed in other state
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: it is a question for a lazy investor like myself. rob morgan, fulcrum securities, thank you, sir. >> thanks, tracy, ashley. ashley:. tracy: he is great. ashley: he is. president obama holding a news conference with afghan president hamid karzai right now focusing on u.s.-afghan relations and troop levels. rich edson at the white house with the very latest. rich? >> well, ashley that is the real question in this relationship. after jean-rene fourtou when the nato -- after 2014 will there be any legal protection with the wind down in troops. president obama announcing a change in mission. take a listen. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission training advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be a historic moment. >> president obama says we can expect the next drawdown announcement in the next few months. also at the white house starting really in less than 15, 20 minutes or so, vice president joe biden meeting with videogame executives. this is part of a lengthy series, going on for a week. vice president joe biden leading a coalition on gun violence. he will write a repo
. that can be a red flag. >> dr. sanjay gupta. thank you. i should mention sanjay will monitor the flu's spread over the weekend. >>> turning now to washington, d.c., president obama prepared to go, maybe, around congress to enact some tough new gun control laws that sort of comes, according to his vice president joe biden, talking about that yesterday on the eve of his meeting today between gun violence commission and the national rifle association, it's going to be a busy day for the vice president. later this morning he'll meet with sportsmen and wildlife groups. this afternoon it's representatives from gun owners groups including the nra and tonight he sits down with members from the -- executives from the entertainment industry. the white house saying they're in listening mode today and the vice president acknowledging that the president is prepared to use the powers of the presidency possibly to push through a comprehensive gun control plan. here's what he said. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided wh
the names of popular kids and jocks on that hit list. >> disturbing, as always. kyung lah, thank you for reporting. this is all happening on the same day vice president biden promising to put gun proposals in front of president obama by this coming tuesday, a little more than a month after the shootings in newtown. he and his task force have been hearing from a lot of different sides, including top lobbyists for the national rifle association, the nra. the organization coming away none too pleased with the organization. the vice president mentioned some specific recommendations emerging from groups meeting so far. what are they? >> well, number one, anderson, he mentioned it right there at a news conference of sorts with reporters. the reporters weren't allowed to ask questions, but the vice president did give a briefing as to what was going on today. he said that they're going to be looking at universal background checks, and that would sort of replace the system we have now, sort of a hodgepodge system where at gun dealers there are background checks that are conducted but at gun s
that president obama is taking the country. >> steve clemens, thanks very much for joining us. i want to bring in gloria borger. i've known senator hagel for a long time. you've known him as well. very smart guy. he's obviously highly qualified. there will be confirmation controversy no doubt, but in the end, given the fact that the president refused to be capitulated, refused to back away from this nominee, i suspect that hagel will be confirmed rather handily. >> right. well, and in the end there are people who are going to oppose haguele w hagel who believe the president ought to be given the right to nominate whoever he wants as the secretary of defense. they may oppose hagel in theory but may end up voting for him. i want to add, wolf, we have just gotten an interview that chuck hagel has given to the lincoln journal star in nebraska in which he says his record has been completely distorted by his critics and that he looked forward to having an opportunity to set the record straight. and he says, quote, there is not one shred of evidence i'm anti-israel and not one senate vote that matter
security badge. >> who is the woman? >> anyway, they said great things. >> she was with her son. >> thanks a lot. good to see you. see you back here tomorrow. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bret: is president obama deliberating picking a fight over his national security team? this is special report. >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama is filling out his national security roster with a pair of controversial nominees whose confirmation is anything but secure. brit hume looks at the record of former republican senator chuck hagel the president's pick to run the pentagon. jennifer griffin on the first enlisted soldier to be so hoorpd katherine heritage tells us john brennan's road may be a little bumpy. let's begin with wendall goler. >> good evening. president obama is nominating the former republican senator to be secretary of defense and 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. to head the agency. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protect the country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> but hagel's selection grew more criticism and the choice of john brennan t
bills. doug? >> molly henneberg, thank you, molly. >> insurance rates are going up for some patients despite president obama's new healthcare law. some health insurers raising premiums by more than 20% and the most vulnerable customers are small businesses and people who have to betheir own health insurance. federal regulators say the premiums would be even higher without the new law. >>> president obama could nominate chuck hagel for defense secretary as soon as tomorrow. if today's talk shows are any indication it is not coming without a fight. tom cotton says hagel's failure to back the iraq war is one of many issues he has with the possible nomination. >> add that to his dangerous views on terrorism and strange hostility towards israel i think the senate should oppose mr. haig. >> this is, again, the washington you view of things. chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, sevenned this country as a united states senator. he hasn't had a chance to speak for himself. why all the prejudging i don't snow. >> fox sources say so far the president
: that is a weird story. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: a shake-up in the president's cabinet raising new questions about diversity. so far all the nominees in mr. obama's second term have been men. this as labor secretary hilda solis just announced she is going to reteen. it isn't clear yet who will be her replacement. take a look at picture on the front page of "the new york times" yesterday. it shows the president meeting with 11 of his advisers. ten of them are men. there is only one woman in the oval office, senior advisor valerie jarrett. you can't see her in this particular shot. white house doing damage control of their own after this criticism that the white house is a boys club. releasing its picture as photo of the day. shows mr. obama meeting with eight senior advisors in the oval office. this time three of them, visibly women. right now four women are in the president's cabinet. half of them are leaving. a big question who is going to replace them. angela mcglowan, fox news political analyst. she joins us to talk now about that. angela, a political question for you, if you look at reac
ago, president obama officially nominated jack lew as secretary of the treasury. for now, that nomination is official. >> yet another official change then in his cabinet potentially. thank you very much. >>> changes in the south bay as well. but this is one a lot of folks look forward to. the silicon valley international auto show. >> bob redell is there. good thing they didn't give him the keys. >> reporter: i can't believe i got stuck in the passenger's seat but i think there's a good reason why i'm not behind the wheel of this car. you're about to feel why. there you go. we are in good hands. steve lorten, a professional driver, trying to give us an idea of the capabilities of this jeep grand cherokee. what can she do? >> we're at 30 degrees right here. let's do it. >> reporter: if i had a breakfast sandwich, i might have been able to add to the weight and tip it over. you take people through different disciplines as you call it just to show what a four-wheel drive can do. i guess they're surprised by what? >> almost everything. like this one, for instance. this is our
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